3 Days Nyiragongo hiking safari
3 Days Nyiragongo hiking safari : Are the adventurous type? If so, this 3 days hiking safari is just for you. Grab this opportunity to hike the renowned Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The highlight of your hiking trip will be the molten lava lake that is situated at the summit of the mountain. This 3 day Nyiragongo hiking expedition begins and ends in Kigali City, Rwanda. Pack your bags, for you are about to embark on the most adventurous hiking safari of your lifetime.
Highlight of your 3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Tour.
- Kigali City Tour
- Lake Kivu
- Lava Lake on Nyiragongo Mountain.
3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Itinerary.
Day 1: Pick up in Kigali and Transfer to Goma in DRC.
Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda! Today marks the start of your amazing 3 day hiking safari with us at Explore Rwanda Tours. We will have your guide pick you up from Kigali International Airport where you will later proceed with a brief tour of Kigali City. While on your city tour in Kigali, you will get to visit some interesting places such as; Kigali Genocide Memorial, Caplaki craft village, Camp Kigali, and Kimironko Market among others.
Later transfer to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, via Gisenyi town and cross over to Goma using the border at La Grande Barrière. You will have your lunch enroute in Gisenyi town, which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. Enjoy the beautiful and breath-taking sites at the lake as you get to enjoy your delicious cuisine. Later proceed with your journey to Virunga National Park and check into your lodge. Have your dinner and a good night’s rest.
Accommodation options: Luxury– Mikeno Lodge.
Mid-range– Lac Kivu Lodge.
Budget– Ihusi Hotel.
Day 2: Ascend Mount Nyiragongo.
Have an early morning breakfast and head out to Kibati ranger station where the hiking activities to mount Nyiragongo start. While at the ranger station, you will be briefed by your guides on hiking rules, rest points and generally what to expect from the hike. In case have a lot of luggage, you can hire porters who will carry your luggage at an extra fee.
The hiking trail leading to Nyiragongo Mountain, passes through a lush alpine forest on the slopes of the mountain and continue through the molten lava lake on the mountain summit. Hiking Mount Nyiragongo takes about 6-7 hours, depending on the weather and physical fitness of the hikers. The hiking expedition can take whole day. On this day, you will spend a night on the mountain, in the lodge shelters built on the edges of the mountain with views overlooking the lava lake. Get to see the beautiful scenery of the red skyline at night, created by the molten lava lake.
Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and Transfer back to Kigali.
Wake up to a beautiful morning on the mountain. Take delicious breakfast and later start to descend Nyiragongo Mountain. The hiking expedition down the mountain will take about 4 hours or less depending on your pace. You will meet with your guide once you have descended the mountain, and then proceed to drive back to Kigali. Upon your arrival in Kigali later in the evening, your guide will drop you off at Kigali airport so that you can catch your return flight in time. In case your departure flight is scheduled for the following day, you can have your guide drop you off at your hotel in Kigali. It has a pleasure journeying on this adventurous trip with you and we hope you had the best experience of your lifetime. End of Congo Safari Tour.
This tour package is inclusive of;
- Park entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals as per your itinerary
- Congo tourist visa
- Activities as per your itinerary
- Mineral water
- 4×4 wheel drive safari vehicle
- An English speaking tour guide.
This tour package excludes.
- Rwanda tourist visa
- International flight tickets
- Alcoholic beverages and personal purchases.